Monday, April 8, 2013

Capellini Caprese

I made this for Mom for lunch one day, and she loved it.  She took the leftovers home and shared with Sherri, and I think Sherri enjoyed it too!  I like to make it once it awhile because it tastes so good, and it's so easy.  I got it from Kraft (but I tweaked it just a little).


1/2lb.  capellini (ANGEL HAIR) or spaghetti, uncooked
1 cup  KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing (or Zesty Italian Dressing)
1 onion, finely chopped
2cloves  garlic, minced
3cups  halved grape or cherry tomatoes
2 cups  KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup  fresh basil, finely sliced


COOK pasta as directed on package.
MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. 

DRAIN pasta. Add to tomato mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.  Mix well.

Substitute 3 tomatoes, chopped, for the grape or cherry tomatoes.

Special Extra
Add 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Grilled Chicken Breast Strips with the tomatoes.

I prefer the Zesty Itialian dressing, and I use more than the recipe calls for.  Several of the reviews stated it was a little dry.  I use half the bottle.  


  1. I do love it and have made it a few times. Yummy!

  2. Also, I always add the chicken to it, but I usually shred a rotisserie chicken from Costco. Not all of it, of course. :)


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